In this illustration, you can easily see how hanging draperies up near the ceiling and out on the walls create a much better look for the windows, and the room as well. The drapery placement frames the window, makes the window look twice as big, and lifts the room in perceived height. It’s kind of an optical illusion, but it really works wonders.
Nothing makes a room feel well-dressed quite like a carefully chosen, expertly hung curtains. When done right, your ceilings can look taller, your overall space larger. Unfortunately, some rooms are let down by their window dressing: hung too low or too narrow, not enough fullness...the pitfalls are plenty. Don't let this happen to you—check out our visual guide to the Dos and Don'ts of curtain hanging so your windows will always be dressed to impress.